We are a nonprofit social enterprise!
The funds contributed to L.A. Works by corporations cover the costs for their volunteer events – including our time and expertise, durable and non-durable supplies, and leadership – while also helping to underwrite ongoing, free volunteer programming that is open to the community year-round.
It's a win-win-win! We receive donations to customize CSR (corporate social responsibility) events and programming for employees, which is directly in line with our mission, and in support of Los Angeles based nonprofit organizations and schools serving the community's most vulnerable members.
Bring out your team for a turn-key in-person beautification at a school or nonprofit site. Customized hands-on projects often include painting, murals, gardening, cleaning, light construction, and more.
PARKING LOT + TABLE TOP POP-UP
Drive-in or walk-up for a socially distanced, table top activity for a team.
Showcase your company to Los Angeles as a sponsor of one of our marquee events like MLK Day of Service, Cesar Chavez Day, Earth Day, or 9/11 Day of Service.
ON DEMAND PLACEMENT
We work one-on-one with your employees to identify volunteer experiences of interest, then connect them with the best fit.
MENTORING + CAREER PANELS
Help marginalized members of our community gain soft skills with workforce readiness workshops and panels.
SOCIAL IMPACT CONSULTING
Receive expert support to assess, plan, and implement initiatives that have the greatest potential for long-term, sustainable results.
PROJECTS IN A BOX
Fun and creative ways to engage your friends and colleagues while benefiting a nonprofit organization near you.
Learn about critical issues in LA from experts and then participate in a virtual volunteer experience.
What a partnership looks like
An experienced L.A. Works staff member will walk you through the process, every step of the way. We have deep relationships with nonprofit organizations throughout the region so you can consider us a "one-stop-shop" to help you invest in the community where your employees live, work, and play.
parameters your team is looking for in an event, program, or ongoing engagement - for example, how many volunteers or community members are you looking to engage; over what time period; do you have a location or geography in mind; is there an issue area interest; are you looking for a way to roll up your sleeves, use your skill-set, or interact with community members, etc..
As we work together, L.A. Works will...
needs within the Los Angeles community that align with your interests. At this stage we'll sign a contract with you that details our agreement.
meaningful in-person, virtual, and/or ongoing employee volunteer programs, events, or large-scale days of service that promote teamwork and engagement among employees and make a meaningful impact in the community.
details for the event or program to assist you in recruiting your participants for maximum engagement.
hands on beautification activities, events, or programs to maximize your impact in the community.
Roll up your sleeves to revitalize, beautify, and transform public schools and nonprofit facilities across Los Angeles. Our most popular service, these hands on beautification projects are fantastic team building experiences for groups of 30 to 1,000 employees! Large groups can also spread the love and by breaking into smaller teams to transform multiple locations on the same day or across a period of time.
We coordinate everything: site selection, planning, supplies, and logistics. Plus we have a large inventory of equipment and tools so you don't have to figure out where to source ladders, power drills, paint brushes, and more. Your employees just show up, volunteer, and make a difference!
Examples of a few recent partners
150 NFL volunteers @ an elementary school in Koreatown •Constructed 8 new planters and 4 planter benches with California native and waterwise plants to increase green space. •Refreshed library with painting and organization activities to brighten and clean the space. •Painted the schools entrance and constructed 6 benches to create a welcoming entranceway for students and their families.
NBCUniversal mobilize their employees monthly through an annual partnership. At one of their activations, 50 NBCUniversal volunteer supported the Pasadena Education Foundation by •Landscaping and beautifying with native plants and installing wooden logs for seating. •Refurbishing and staining 2 tables and 8 new planters. •Made 100+ seedballs to spread native seeds. •Clear the campus of litter and debris.
100 volunteers from Oaktree Capital @ STEM Prep Elementary •Constructed 2 playground storage bins, 5 benches, and 2 planter benches •Painted the blacktop with hopscotch, a sensory path, and 4 square courts •Landscaped the grounds with a rock pathway and native plants •Installed 3 shade sails and a mobile desk station
Volunteering is a feel-good experience that will bond your team as they participate in projects to benefit others.
Make Your Meeting Memorable
L.A. Works has over three decades of experience organizing large groups in community service. Our team designs customized volunteer project planning with a focus on your desired issue areas and populations served. We can plan your team’s project to take place at your meeting site or at a school or nonprofit site. Our services are entirely turn-key; your meeting attendees just show up, volunteer, and make a difference!
Examples of a few recent partners
500 Netflix staff from around the world beautified an early education center during their annual off-site
200 Altria staff members stuffed and dressed 800 teddy bears for foster youth during their annual staff conference.
125 Freddie Mac employees made hygiene kits and no sew blankets for people currently experiencing homelessness.
125 attendees of the In the Black Conference painted and refreshed a local middle school.
75 State Auto sales team members helped paint welcoming murals at a new housing facility for youth who are currently experiencing homelessness.
30 environmental lawyers attending the ABA Conference spent the morning helping weed, mulch and water a park along the LA River.
Social Impact Consulting
Invest in a Sustainable
Our social impact consulting services are designed to help assess, plan, and implement initiatives that have the greatest potential for long-term, sustainable results. We increase your local impact by actualizing strategic ways to integrate your ethos and employee assets with real community needs.
L.A. Works’ social impact team works with your company to develop long-term community investment initiatives. By utilizing our social impact consulting services, we can support your efforts to create ongoing and informed community impact.
Social Impact Consulting Projects (3-6 months) may include:
Interviews with key company stakeholders;
Interviews with key community stakeholders;
Regular check-ins with company leads;
Educational workshops for an additional fee;
Introductions with social issue leaders;
Strategic, co-designed, social good plan for 1-3 years; and
Final presentation with key findings and recommendations.
Benefits of this investment
Building deeper, trusting, and ongoing relationships with the community
ensuring your company works against vanity volunteering
advancing informed civic participation from company employees
Examples of Social Impact Consulting Work Include:
a needs assessment of the community of interest; a qualitative assessment of company and employee value-add (what you are bringing to the table); an internal audit of how your company is currently engaging employees in civic action and social impact work; an appraisal of employee familiarity on social issues impacting the community; identification of nonprofits and community partners who would best directly benefit from the skills your company offers; recommendations of diverse social impact options that align with the organization’s values, capacity, and volunteer level of readiness; educational workshops to help empower employees to have a fuller understanding of the social issues your company cares about; introductions to key community stakeholders your company is seeking to serve; and/or a reporting and measurement plan to determine success of social impact initiatives.